Director - UT Fire Marshal
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose This position is responsible for the effective operation of The University of Texas at Austin Fire Prevention Services office. The direction and administration of this office will ensure that all applicable national fire codes and life safety practices are followed.

Essential Functions Plans, organizes and directs activities involving fire and life safety compliance as prescribed by state law and as directed by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Coordinates and interacts with federal, state and local fire prevention personnel to ensure appropriate protection and compliance. Acts as the university's liaison with the City of Austin Fire Department, State Fire Marshal's Office, and insurance carriers in conjunction with the UT System Risk Management Office. Performs duties as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for The University of Texas at Austin. Serves as the primary spokesperson for the university involving news media response on fire-life safety issues. Interacts and consults with senior university leadership, academic and administrative departments within the university. Develops and supervises departmental budgets and strategic planning. Assesses staff to ensure appropriate training as required for compliance. Participates as a member of a unified command structure for critical emergency response incidents as related to fires and/or life safety situations. Interacts and coordinates with internal and external agencies and organizations as required to ensure safety at large assembly events on campus. Demonstrates familiarity with required reporting mandates as prescribed by federal law and with the reporting practices of the State of Texas Fire Marshal's Office.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications The applicant shall have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field with 10 years of experience including working in a supervisory and/or program development environment. The applicant shall have 10 years of experience in code reviews and inspections of buildings, extinguishing components and fire safety features of buildings and shall have knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state and federal regulations in reference to fire safety standards and guidelines. The applicant must demonstrate excellence in written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, visitors to campus, senior university leadership, and outside compliance agencies. The applicant shall have experience in the development and implementation of long-term planning involving the replacement of fire safety equipment and shall have knowledge of fire modeling software. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications The applicant shall have a Master's Degree in engineering or related field, shall have 10 years of experience in municipal or college/university fire safety management and shall be registered in a state as a Fire Protection Professional Engineer (P.E.). If registered in a state other than Texas, the applicant must be able to transfer the P.E. to the State of Texas within 12 months. The applicant shall have work experience with a professional fire protection engineering firm and shall have work experience in specification review, design, and commissioning of building fire safety systems. The applicant shall have experience in the review and management of several large building construction projects in a large university campus environment. Previous experience working with a medical facility is preferred.

Working conditions May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program ( ORP ) instead of TRS , subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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